Marash Girl used to make Dutch Apple Pancake in the late 1960's when she would bake special treats for Marash Boy's breakfast meetings held weekly at 89B Mt. Vernon Street on Beacon Hill. The guys who worked at the State House with Marash Boy (who was at that time Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs) would come for breakfast meetings before Marash Girl left for work! After a while, the wives of the guys at the meetings would call (as soon as the guys got to the State House) to find out what Marash Girl had served for breakfast that week! Had she thought about it, Marash Girl would have prepared a cookbook entitled, Breakfast on Beacon Hill!
One of the very recipes that Marash Girl used to prepare was sent to her via email by Marash Martha. Unlike the recipe below, Marash Girl would cook the apples on the stove top rather than in the oven, but the method below seems to be much simpler. Marash Girl omitted adding the Maple Syrup at the end. She served the Dutch Apple Pancake to the State House set with sugar and cinnamon. Enjoy it either way!
DUTCH APPLE PANCAKE
[Marash Martha credits this recipe to William.-Sonoma from years ago]
PLACE THE FOLLOWING MIXTURE IN A ROUND PAN AND BAKE IN OVEN (uncovered) FOR 10 MINUTES AT 400 DEGREES:
2 tbsp. butter
4 – 5 large apples peeled and sliced ½” thick
3 tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
WHILE THE ABOVE IS BAKING,
THROW THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR MIXMASTER AND BLEND WELL:
¾ CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
¾ CUP MILK
1 TBSP YOGURT
1/8 TSP SALT
POUR this MIXTURE OVER THE APPLE MIXTURE THAT HAD BEEN BAKING.
STIR these two mixtures together SO THAT IT IS EVENLY BLENDED and evenly situation in the baking pan.
BAKE AN ADDITIONAL 20 MINUTES (OR UNTIL IT RISES AND IS LIGHTLY BROWN)
WHEN YOU REMOVE THIS FROM THE OVEN, POUR 1/3 CUP OF PURE MAPLE SYRUP OVER.
CUT INTO 4 EQUAL PIECES (AND INVITE ME OVER)!!
N.B. Today, Marash Girl often substitutes peaches or pears for the apples for variety!